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Progress Made in Regulatory Reform for Individual Enterprises

Results of efforts to utilize the System to Remove Gray Zone Areas and the System of Special Arrangements for Corporate Field Tests (October - December 2018)

January 24, 2019

Concerning the Regulatory Sandbox Scheme, the System to Remove Gray Zone Areas and the System of Special Arrangements for Corporate Field Tests under the Industrial Competitiveness Enhancement Act, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) hereby announces that it has tallied the number of requests submitted by entities from October to December 2018.

1. Number of requests submitted by entities

  Number of requests (number of entities)
  October-December 2018 April-December 2018 Total number of requests submitted after the enforcement of the Industrial Competitiveness Enhancement Act
Regulatory Sandbox Scheme 1 (1) (including SMEs: 0 (0)) 1 (1) (including SMEs: 0 (0)) 1 (1) (including SMEs: 0 (0))
System to Remove Gray Zone Areas 3 (3) (including SMEs: 3 (3)) 20 (21) (including SMEs: 9 (10)) 137 (141) (including SMEs: 82 (84))
System of Special Arrangements for Corporate Field Tests 0 (0) (including SMEs: 0 (0)) 0 (0) (including SMEs: 0 (0)) 11 (16) (including SMEs: 4 (6))
Total 4 (4) (including SMEs: 3 (3)) 21 (22) (including SMEs: 9 (10)) 149 (158) (including SMEs: 86 (90))

2. Progress in examination of the requests

  Number of requests (number of entities)
October-December 2018 April-December 2018 Total number of requests submitted after the enforcement of the Industrial Competitiveness Enhancement Act
Regulatory Sandbox Scheme*1 1 (1) (including SMEs: 0 (0)) 1 (1) (including SMEs: 0 (0)) 1 (1) (including SMEs: 0 (0))
System to Remove Gray Zone Areas*2 8 (9) (including SMEs: 3 (4))      24 (25) (including SMEs: 9 (10))        137 (141) (including SMEs: 82 (84))
System of Special Arrangements for Corporate Field Tests*2 0 (0) (including SMEs: 0 (0)) 0 (0) (including SMEs: 0 (0)) 11 (16) (including SMEs: 4 (6))
Total 9 (10) (including SMEs: 3 (4)) 24 (25) (including SMEs: 9 (10)) 149 (158) (including SMEs: 86 (90))

Note:

1: Number of entities which were certified under the Regulatory Sandbox Scheme.

2: Number of requests for which entities have been notified of results under the systems.

Division in Charge

Industrial Structure Policy Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau